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Butler hopes for opportunity to medal at junior worlds

 

Stanford heavyweight Nathan Butler is among the final four U.S. men's freestyle wrestlers who received their draws for the final day of the UWW Junior World Championships on Sunday in Salvador, Brazil.

Incoming Cardinal freshman Joey McKenna was unable to make weight and did not compete at 60kg. He placed second in Junior Worlds last year at 60kg.


Nathan Butler
Butler will compete at 120 kg, opening against 2014 European junior champion Beka Kandelaki of Georgia, who was fifth at Junior Worlds last year.

"Nathan Butler does not have a ton of freestyle experience, but he had a great Vegas Open and a great Trials at the Junior level," U.S. coach Brandon Slay said. "He has progressed all summer, and had great coaches around him."

McKenna weighed 60.0 on the check scale, according to Slay, but weighed-in at 60.1 on the official scale. Athletes were not allowed to double check their weights.

— USA wrestling

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